At the beginning of winter, I did a big (scary!) wardrobe clean out. I took out all of my clothes and laid them out on the bed, then sorted them into summer and winter.
All of the summer clothes went back into my wardrobe, and I hung all of my winter clothes on clothes racks in the guest room. By actually seeing what I had, it was really easy to see which pieces to get rid of – which pieces didn’t match anything else, which were worn out etc.
I also noticed some trends – my favourite colours to wear are white, black, pastel pink and taupe. I also found that a lot of my pieces are trustry old favourites – well made, beautifully designed and timeless. The Ellery fluted ankle skirts, the Christopher Kane leopard jacket and the & Other Stories knit to name a few.
I recently read Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion and it was a timely reminder why investing in a few beautiful, good quality and ethical (where possible) outfits is important.
My outfit below is a good example of a few of my favourite good quality pieces that I’m sure will be with me for a long time.
Photos by Mitchell Chapman